Table 1 Demographic characteristics by self-weighing trajectory groups

From: Patterns of self-weighing behavior and weight change in a weight loss trial

  High/consistent (n=111) Moderate/declined (n=24) Minimal/declined (n=13) F/x2 P-value
BMI (kg m−2), mean±s.d. 34.1±4.5 33.9±4.7 34.3±5.6 0.03 0.97
Age (years), mean±s.d. 51.9±9.6 49.4±10.8 49.8±13.0 0.72 0.49
Education (years), mean±s.d. 16.6±3.0 16.4±2.2 14.9±2.3 2.00 0.14
Gender, n (%)     1.25 0.56
 Male 11 (78.6) 3 (21.4) 0 (0.0)   
 Female 100 (74.6) 21 (15.7) 13 (9.7)   
Ethnicity, n (%)     15.70 0.001
 White 95 (79.2) 20 (16.7) 5 (4.2)   
 Black or African American 13 (52.0) 4 (16.0) 8 (32.0)   
 Asian 3 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)   
Marital status, n (%)     7.42 0.61
 Currently married/living with partner/significant other 70 (63.1) 15 (62.5) 7 (53.8)   
 Never married/widowed/separated/divorced 40 (36.9) 9 (37.5) 6 (46.2)   
Employment status, n (%)     5.99 0.90
 Full time 91 (74.6) 20 (16.4) 11 (9.0)   
 Non-full time 11 (78.6) 4 (83.6) 2 (81.0)   
Annual income, n (%)     3.41 0.20
 <$50 000 24 (21.6) 6 (25.0) 5 (38.5)   
$50 000 81 (73.0) 18 (75.0) 8 (61.5)   
  1. Abbreviation: BMI, body mass index.